Falling prices in renewables in recent years has driven the penetration of variable renewable energy. Denmark, known to have ambitious renewable energy goals, aiming to reach 100% renewable energy in all sectors by 2050, has since the 1970s invested in wind power and combined heat and power technologies. They have also developed one of the world’s most resilient electricity grid systems which has allowed massive introduction of renewables. Denmark has worked on offshore wind power generation projects ahead of other countries, not only pioneered the current offshore wind development boom, but also realized breakthrough in cost reductions.
In Taiwan and other Asian countries, efforts to become offshore wind nations are going on as well. In Japan, projects of over 1 GW in scale and discussions on establishing the legal framework for off-shore wind are underway.
The conference highlighted the technical and policy aspects of Danish grid system operation with high integration of VRE. The global status quo of offshore wind power which is becoming a world-wide boom, was also introduced.
The conference also focused on the current Japan’s policy direction on offshore wind; speakers from the government, local government, turbine manufacturing company and construction company were invited to join the discussion.
|Date & Time||Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:00 – 17:50|
|Venue||Base Q Midtown Tokyo Hibiya|
|Organizers||Royal Danish Embassy
Renewable Energy Institute
|Admission||Free (prior registration required)|